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Face Off (2)


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Episode Number23
First AiredApril 13, 2002

Average Rating:7.33
Number of Votes Cast:9 
Episode Rank:120 
As the battle on the rooftop rages, both Yugi and Kaiba have 1500 life points remaining. But Yugi is beginning to worry because Kaiba seems different. He is not toying with Yugi as he did in their first match, but is getting down to business. As Kaiba makes his next move, he plays the 'Despell' card, destroying Yugi's 'Swords of Revealing Light', the card which shut down his Blue Eyes White Dragons the last time they duelled.

But Yugi retaliates with a card which reveals Kaiba's hand, showing the Blue Eyes that he is holding. Yugi is concerned because Kaiba would have played this immediately last time they fought. He doesn't realise Kaiba intends to draw all three Blue Eyes and merge them.

Using the 'Mystic Box' Yugi finally manages to destroy Lajin and the Magical Lamp, taking Kaiba's life points down to 800. But Kaiba plays his Dark Clown, trapped with the virus card Crush. As Yugi destroys the clown, the virus infects his monsters on the field, destroying them. Not only that, but it infects all monsters in his deck with an attack power of 1500 or more. If yugi tries to play one, it will be destroyed immediately.

Forced to play weak cards in defence mode, Yugi is unable to protect his monsters from Kaiba's onslaught. But as Kaiba draws his second Blue Eyes, Yugi uses a magical combo to destroy one of Kaiba's monsters, taking his life points down to 400. But Kaiba is unphased as he draws his third Blue Eyes. Playing his 'Mystical Elf', he restores his life points to 900 before attacking Yugi with one Blue Eyes, taking Yugi's life points down to 400.

As Yugi plays his next monster in defense, Kaiba draws the card he needed, 'Polymerisation'. Merging all three Blue Eyes, he forms the strongest monster in the game, the Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon. With his stone soldier destroyed, Yugi prepares for his next turn. But will he be able to pull himself back from the brink of defeat?
Yami Yugi : A good magician never reavels his secrets.

Tea(thinking): Hmm, Kaiba claims that he has changed but he still acts like smae creep we used to loathe.

Goofs and Nitpicks
  • After Yugi attacked the Dark Clown and Kaiba explained the rules of the crush card, he then said it was Yugi's turn which was untrue; Yugi had just taken his turn in attacking the Clown.
  • Kaiba said he played the Mystical Elf, when he actually played the Mystical Elf's Blessing magic card
  • Actually, Kaiba played the "Gift of the Mystical Elf" card.
  • Yugi calls the Dark Magician, but is visible on the field one turn before...
  • and Gift of the Mystical Elf was a trap, not magic....
  • Yugi played Mystic Box to destroy the Ancient Lamp, but Mystic Box destroys monsters and Ancient Lamp is a trap.
  • Actually Mystic Lamp is a monster card its special effect is to reflect attacks and Special Summon 1 la jinn. They just messed it up on the show by putting it as a trap
  • The Crush Card virus is only active for three turns before it is destroyed, unlike what Kaiba said. Therefore, Yugi could have played stronger monsters after the three turns were up.
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